MSPs' Lockerbie inquiry move

MSPs believe further talks should take place on calls to hold an independent inquiry into the Lockerbie bombing conviction.

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was convicted ten years ago of the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 which resulted in 270 deaths.

The Scottish Parliament's public petitions committee yesterday agreed to refer a petition calling for an inquiry, lodged by pressure group Justice for Megrahi, to Holyrood's justice committee for further consideration.

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Committee member SNP MSP Bill Walker said it was important that "the truth" surrounding the issue was revealed.